Getting the ball out is usually not the problem, getting it to stop is the problem.
#1 Use a pitching wedge if the sand is hard, sand wedge has a bounce on the bottom
#2 80% of your weight is on your left side and must stay there during the entire swing
#3 Ball across from your left foot
#4 Swing your arms up and down and FOLLOW THRU LOW FOLLOW THRU LOW....